Bathroom Lighting Fixtures

Get all the info you'll need on bathroom lighting fixtures, and prepare to add stylish illumination to your bath space.


By: Sean McEvoy

Copious natural light is a dream feature of any bathroom, but the fact is that most bathrooms struggle to let enough daylight light in—which is why bathroom lighting fixtures are such an important aspect of bath space design. If you're remodeling an existing bathroom or installing a brand-new one, you'll want to choose the lighting fixtures that suit your style and provide an efficient, attractive source of light.

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Light Blue Bathroom With Freestanding Tub

The freestanding tub offers an architectural focal point in this transitional bathroom and acts as a separation between the toilet and shower area. A cowhide rug offers a fun punch of style.

Romantic Bathroom With Crystal Pendant Light

A crystal pendant light casts a soft glow across this opulently designed bathroom. Metallic elements, like an antique mirror and tin tile backsplash, are offset by a rustic wood floating vanity.

Romantic Red Bathroom With Chandelier

A pair of robes hangs on the wall in this deep red bathroom with a claw foot tub and chandelier. Tied-back curtains with tassels complete the room's grand look.

Romantic, Transitional Bathroom With Clawfoot Tub

This small bathroom is a romantic retreat thanks to the claw foot tub, serene pale plum walls and the delicate chandelier with crystal accents. Black and white art is the focal point above tub, while a woven basket keeps towels handy.

Romantic Master Bathroom With Luxurious Whirlpool Bathtub

This dreamy traditional bathroom features a spacious whirlpool bathtub with a dark brown wooden vanity on either side. A large window at the center of the bathroom allows natural light to flood the space, while soft pink and light blue floral Roman shades add a touch of feminism.

Blue and White Bathroom With Freestanding Bathtub

A traditional freestanding tub, a chandelier and a sheer white shower curtain lend a dreamy, romantic look to this small bathroom. Blue walls add dimension to the space.


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Neutral Contemporary Bathroom With Gray Tile Accent Wall

A slim wire chandelier provides soft lighting in this spacious bathroom without obstructing the line of sight. A dark gray tile wall allows cylinder-shaped sconces flanking the vanity mirrors to stand out. White countertops and rectangular vessel sinks complement the white tile flooring creating bright, airy space.

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Tranquil Bathroom Features Relaxing Freestanding Bathtub

A large window allows natural light to fill this tranquil contemporary bathroom. A relaxing freestanding bathtub with a basket of towels and bathing essentials nearby contributes to the spa-like feel of the space.

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Elegant White Master Bathroom With Relaxing Soaking Tub

This spacious master bathroom features a soaking tub separated from the subway tile shower by a beautiful archway. A chic glass chandelier hangs from the tall ceiling above gray tile flooring. A black vanity offers a dark contrast to the bright space.


Spa-Like Bathroom With Luxurious Tub

Drew and Jonathan Scott's Las Vegas home includes this soothing, spa-like master bathroom. A stunning chandelier hangs above a luxurious bathtub, creating the ultimate spot for relaxation.

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Luxurious Neutral Master Bathroom With Pendant Light

This master bathroom's sculptural pendant light shade has a frosted finish and laser-cut patterns that create a dreamy atmosphere. A chaise lounge and soaker tub complete the relaxing feel of the space.

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Soft Blue Bathroom is Luxurious, Serene

This elegant bathroom exudes luxury with a beaded chandelier hanging above a gorgeous clawfoot tub. Soft blue walls and white furnishings lend tranquility to the space, making it feel like a relaxing retreat.

Copper Tub in Elegant Mediterranean Bathroom

This freestanding copper bathtub gives a feeling of solitude and relaxation in this elegant Mediterranean bathroom. An ornate chandelier and painted, vaulted ceiling complete the look.

A dark and dreary bathroom is no place to wake up to, so you'll want to carefully consider the lighting fixtures for your bath space. First and foremost, you'll need to decide on the style of the fixtures. If your goal is a bathroom with a more traditional look, classic wall sconces are often a good option. Conversely, if you want your bathroom to be a sleek, modern retreat, then elongated, tube-like glass bulb enclosures can create a stylish and contemporary feel.

Whatever you choose, first ensure that the fixture is rated to accommodate a bulb strength that will illuminate your entire bathroom—do a few tests with plug-in lamps and different bulbs before you pull the trigger on any wall lighting choices.

Not all bathroom lighting needs to go on the walls. Ceiling lights are more and more common in bathrooms, and they range from simple, dome-covered bulbs to ornately designed chandeliers.

Additionally, if you have the space, table lamps can be an effective source of bathroom light for sitting areas or, if sconces aren't an option, on a sink console.

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